HOW THE GHOSTLIGHT THEATRE CAME TO BE
The brainchild of tenor Paul Mow, The GhostLight Theatre is a collaboration of local performing artists, business people, arts supporters, and enthusiastic audience members. For years, Paul had a dream for a community-based theatre and, after partnering with Marty Hesse, the dream took form. In 2018, GhostLight Productions, Inc formed, raised capital and purchased an industrial building in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Plans for creating a “black-box"-style theatre started to take shape.
The doors opened in 2019 to an exciting inaugural season packed with moving performances, community meetings, fundraisers, and talkbacks. GhostLight also hosted CircEsteem, a Chicago-based kid's summer program...that helps build self-esteem and respect through learning circus-themed arts.
The GhostLight Theatre is honored to be the 2019 recipient of the Golden Acorn Award for Arts and Innovation from the Berrien Community Foundation.
To create events where children and adults are more than observers, and become active participants in the creation and exploration of a variety of performance media.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LEADERSHIP TEAMS
Board of Directors
Jim Vondale, Co-Chair
Kristen Wielenga, Co-Chair
Roni Buckley, Vice Chair
Carol Sizer, Treasurer
Mary Lynn, Secretary
Paul Mow, GM & Artistic Director